Blog » Gender Norms, Rule of Law, and Female Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
Gender norms and a weak rule of law can disadvantage female entrepreneurs. Unequal bargaining power and fear of expropriation by men can lead women to work in less profitable industries where they collaborate with other women (rather than with men) or to avoid entrepreneurship altogether. Strong institutions and norms that favor gender equity in bargaining power and contract enforcement, can encourage women to enter more profitable industries.
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